Giada is my favorite chef. All of her recipes are flawless. The instructions are always detailed enough to do it but short enough to not be considered a novel. The cooking times are always spot on and let's face, she's just gorgeous. If Julia Child and Sophia Loren had a baby it would be Giada. I thought I'd share a few recipes of her that I had tried and love.
Egg White Frittata with Lox and Argula: http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/recipes/191/egg-white-frittata-with-lox-and-arugula
Rise and Shine Juice: http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/recipes/777/rise-and-shine-juice
Salmon with puff pastry and pesto
Blueberry and Mascarpone Turnover: http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/recipes/185/blueberry-and-mascarpone-turnovers
Mocha Semifreddo: http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/recipes/668/mocha-semifreddo